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Old 01-03-2019, 06:33 AM
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As mentioned, you need to test to find your own numbers, Also bear in mind that whatever you come up with, these are theoretical numbers. It is generally preferable to fly slightly on the fast side for several reasons:

- it makes little difference to the glide angle
- helps with any headwind
- further from the stall especially as some heavy maneuvering might be required
- leaves a bit more energy for that final glide to touchdown if you are a bit short
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:49 AM
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As mentioned, you need to test to find your own numbers, Also bear in mind that whatever you come up with, these are theoretical numbers. It is generally preferable to fly slightly on the fast side for several reasons:

- it makes little difference to the glide angle
- helps with any headwind
- further from the stall especially as some heavy maneuvering might be required
- leaves a bit more energy for that final glide to touchdown if you are a bit short
I would add that it gives you a little margin for the natural tendancy pull up as you speed towards earth without power.
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